Jazz, tasting festival Saturday


HUNTINGBURG — On Saturday afternoon and evening, Market Street Park will be filled with the sounds of jazz.

The Garden Gate Festival, hosted by the Dubois County Chamber of Commerce, will run from 2 to 8 p.m.

“There is no other jazz festival in Dubois County that I know of,” said Becky Hickman, executive director of the Dubois County Chamber of Commerce. “We have several jazz bands coming in that have a nice following themselves. So you can expect great music.”

Performances that will take place on the German American Pavilion include Wade Baker, Honey Roy and Mady Neukam. Jazz trumpeter Myles Ellington Twitty will perform several sets on Old Town Hall’s porch in between the pavilion performances.

“So you always have music going on,” Hickman said.

Festgoers of legal drinking age will be able to sample various wines and craft beers. Wine vendors will include Best Vineyards, Ertel Cellars Winery, Madison County Wine, Monkey Hollow and Patoka Lake Winery. Craft beer selections will come through Dubois County Suds Club, Lighthouse Brewery, St. Benedict Brew Works and Yard Goat Artisan Ale.

People will be able to purchase the alcohol to take home. Carrier containers will be available, Hickman said.

Food vendors will also be at the festival serving meals for purchase. Those include Gypsy Moon, Jasper Dog Haus, Monastery Baked Goods and Wood Capital Pizza.

Adults 21 and older must purchase a $20 sampling bracelet to partake in wine and beer samples. For those who don’t want to have samples, general admission into the festival is $5 for adults and free for those 18 and younger.

“Expect to have a great time,” Hickman said. “You can get a glass of wine, something to eat and listen to some great jazz music. It’s going to be a good day.”

The Huntingburg Merchants Association is holding its annual summer sidewalk sales today as well as Saturday during the festival. “It makes it nice that they could come down and peruse the stores, make some purchases, and then stop in and have something to eat and listen to some jazz,” Hickman said. “And even if you’re walking around on Fourth Street, you’re going to hear the jazz music.”

Along with the festival, OFS Brands will host its annual JazzedUp 5K and 10K Saturday morning. The event will start at 110 W. 10th St., and the cost is $25 for adults and $10 for those 17 and younger. Awards and refreshments will be provided, and a limited number of T-shirts will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

For information, call 866-637-9328 and talk to Lindsay Kennedy at ext. 7391, Trish Neukam at ext. 7238, Kim Schwindel at ext. 7719 or Stacy Voegerl at ext. 7741.

Garden Gate Festival performance schedule

2 to 3:30 p.m. Mady Neukam

3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Myles Twitty

4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Wade Baker

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Myles Twitty

6:30 to 8 p.m. Honey Roy

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